Applying for a Rose

In the office today

Flowers start to bloom

You're so happy

A pay rise soon.

Bad weather comes

The frost takes a bite

The flowers all die

Lost your job overnight.

The Job Centre's flowers

Have all been picked

You're left with the petals

And the dead stick.

Out of work

You're full of sorrow

You're on the dole

But there'll be flowers tomorrow.


  • Goldfinch60

    Good juxtaposition, reminded me of Henry Reeds poem "Naming of Parts.

    Very good write Bibbeck.

  • Bibbeck

    Thank-you. I'll look that one up.

  • Frank Prem

    Always tomorrow. Well said.

  • Tony36

    Well written and expressed Great write

  • Garry

    Veey good. Loved the structure and some lovely sounding phrases and great ideas

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